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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Wed, September 26, 2001 at 9:59 PM GMT
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Subject: LIE - names for operational purposes

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Afilias have afilias.info.

As many of you know, Afilias has search.info - so they are squatting on UK trademarks for SEARCH:

1056333, 1109576, 1291170, 1380291, 1380292, 1436692, 1436693, & 1459763

I have not checked the 200+ other countries.

There was absolutely no need for Afilias to cybersquat on search.info - they could use search.afilias.info

Likewise for the following trademarks:

There was absolutely no need for Afilias to cybersquat on about.info - they could use about.afilias.info

There was absolutely no need for Afilias to cybersquat on address.info - they could use address.afilias.info

There was absolutely no need for Afilias to cybersquat on directory.info - they could use directory.afilias.info

etc. etc.

It is a LIE to say that these domain names are required for essential operational purposes.

They just use feeble excuses to 'steal' these marks from the holders.
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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